Friday, March 25, 2011

Queenstown craft market

Queenstown, a small but very beautiful town, over looking the mountains and the peaceful lake...

Other than the post-card-like scenery, I found some interesting artworks at the weekend craft market, by the wharf.

It was a warm and sunny day, perfect weather to go to any outdoor market or just chill out at the park.

This little booth immediately caught my eyes when I got there.
Heartfelt, the specialist in handfelted apparel by June & Graham Cooper.
Though they're quite busy at the booth, I still managed to talk to the artist. They're from Christchurch. Due to the recent earth quake in Christchurch, they moved down to Queenstown for the weekend market.

June & Graham can be contacted at heartfelt@xtra.co.nz

ItalicLooks good, but taste bad! Haha, that's what Shelley Trevathan told her customers.
Indulge your skin with these yummy soup cakes by Skin Indulgence, made from the finest natural ingredients. Not only for yourself, I think that they make the perfect gift too!
Shelley can be contacted at skinindulgence@yahoo.co.nz


These handmade accessories are really interesting. Almost everything made by wire & beads, Jude Breese was still tweaking a wire brooch when I spoke to her... Jude can be contacted at windie123@hotmail.com

Flower bouquets made by flax! Sorry, I think I left this contact out... :(

These colourful bowls just made my day even brighter!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Metal Art

It was my day off. Another day of wandering on the streets of Auckland.
Never really gone up to Upper Queen Street, but when I was turning to K Road this time, this shop caught my eyes.

From the out side, it's just a small little work shop, but look who's standing right at the entrance?


These are magnificent! They are all made of metal sheets, bolts, washers, various sizes of screws, metal chains, etc... It is not just an exhibition, they are all for sale! Prices range from a couple of hundreds to 9K+ (NZ$) depends on sizes and designs.

Salute!! once again to handmade artist!